Access and Membership are terms used to describe short-term and long-term relationships with the Department of Recreational Sports, respectively.

ACCESS: Eligible persons may purchase use of Recreational Sports facilities and equipment for a predetermined number of visits or limited duration.

MEMBERSHIP: Eligible persons may purchase unlimited use of Recreational Sports facilities and equipment in quarterly increments. Membership also establishes eligibility for additional programs, services and benefits. 

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Membership is a purchased relationship with the Department of Recreational Sports that grants unlimited entry to facilities and other defined benefits for a specified timeframe. If you use RecSports facilities and equipment with regularity, membership saves you money. Membership also opens doors to numerous activities and services. To be eligible for intramural or sport club participation, unlimited FitPasses, clinical services, and reduced rates on classes/trips and outdoor equipment rental, one must be either a student or member. 

Students who are paid full OSU incidental fees the previous term (or Spring term in the case of Fall application) are eligible to purchase Extended Student Membership for one term.

Generally, any person who has a current OSU ID card can purchase a RecSports Membership. This includes faculty, staff, associates and affiliates. OSU alumni and individuals who are not OSU employees/students but work within the geographic boundaries of OSU are given special consideration. For a listing of fees associated with getting OSU ID cards visit the OSU ID Card website.

If you are eligible to purchase a membership, your partner and dependents are also eligible. Membership is sold to each individual separately. Members are also allowed to bring up to two guests of their choice with them at each visit (additional guests allowed during break periods). Each guest will be charged a daily entry fee at the entrance desk, which gives them access to facilities and equipment. Youth restrictions apply to participants under age 16.

Purchase your membership at the Recreational Services Desk in Dixon Recreation Center. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or student charge. For a limited time during the fall, payroll deduction is available for annual and nine-month purchases. 

NOTE: Membership is not transferable or refundable except in the case of documented illness, injury, or relocation out of the Corvallis area.